Making a Clickable Link to an Email Address

This section will teach you how to make a clickable link to an email address, with or without the WYSIWYG editor.

It's a simple process that you will master in seconds.

With the WYSIWYG (HTML) Editor

  1. Open up the item (article, content, product, etc.) that you want to edit 
  2. Type the text to link the email address to. For example, type "John" inside the HTML editor
  3. Highlight the text "John"
  4. Click on the 'chain' icon that is now enabled in the middle toolbar. (Note: This icon is only clickable when you highlight text.) 
  5. A dialog window should open
  6. In the "Link URL" field, type in the following without the double quotes: "mailto:john@example.com" (Note: The 'mailto' component is crucial - don't make a typo)
  7. Click on "Insert" - which should close the dialog window
  8. That's it!

Manually, when you don't have the HTML editor

You may want to insert these links in a section of the admin panel where you do not have an HTML editor.

This is where you need to type HTML directly (for example, if you are using the "Source code" view, the "<>" icon to the left of the eye in the 2nd toolbar). Do it this way:

"<a href="mailto:john@example.com">John< /a>"

Everything in the above is important. "john@example.com" is the email address you will link to; and "John" is the text that will be displayed on your website. Do not include the quotes or spaces before the angle brackets.

This is raw HTML. Do not type this into the editor when it's in text mode (the default); it won't work. You have to type this in the HTML mode of the text editor, or in a text field that does not have the HTML editor (no toolbars). 

Just let us know if you have any questions. 

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